- 22nd February 2021 by Rowen Barbary
RB Keep Well - Supporting the Older Horse
Over the last few years the team at Rowen Barbary have noticed an increase in calls to the helpline relating to older horses which unfortunately suffer from a number of health concerns. These can either be associated with more common problems such as joint or digestive health, which can often be exacerbated by underlining conditions such as laminitis or PPID.
Although there are a number of senior feeds on the market the majority of these cater for the older horse requiring a higher calorie diet where starch and sugar are not a concern, so Rowen Barbary have developed a new product designed to help support the older horse where obesity and conditions such as laminitis and PPID are prevalent.
The key ingredients within the specifically designed formula are an equal ration of Glucosamine and MSM, Turmeric and Black Pepper, Omega 3,6 & 9 fatty acids alongside key antioxidants, Yeasacc 1026, Cinnamon and fully balanced with essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Keep Well is also cereal and molasses free with a very low starch and sugar content.
Keep Well contains an equal ratio of Glucosamine and MSM at 10g which is recommended as a daily intake for a 500kg horse to support joint function and health. The Glucosamine helps to reduce stiffness, support the production of synovial fluid and aids the manufacturing of collagen. The MSM helps to maintain connective tissue and help with flexibility and mobility.
The Turmeric is included at the recommended level of 20g for a 500kg horse per day, alongside Black Pepper to help aid bio-availability. Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, supporting digestive health and help with overall health. The Black Pepper used alongside the Turmeric aids with the Bio-availability. Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids alongside key antioxidants and Vitamin E and Vitamin C to ensure skin health and coat condition.
Yeasacc 1026 is also included at the recommended level of 10 g per 500kg horse per day. Yeasacc is used to help with greater digestion of fibre and helps to enhance the uptake of energy. Cinnamon is included at 5g and has high anti-oxidant properties and helps to maintain blood glucose levels. Cinnamon is also known for its antimicrobial activity which supports health and vitality.